When I found out that Simply Sesame was having a blogger challenge I was all in. I'd heard of their creamy spreads before so coming up with a new recipe for them was exciting. They come in in 3 delicious flavors. Pure Roasted Sesame, Vanilla with Almond Bits and Pistachio Morsels with a hint of Cardamom which is the one I chose for this recipe.
If you haven't baked with Cardamom before it's reminiscent of ginger and Simply Sesame with the Pistachio Morsels and a hint of Cardamom has the perfect amount and it paired so well along with the Matcha Green Tea in these blondies.
Simply Sesame is a fantastic snacking option too. All the spreads are Non GMO, All-Natural and Gluten Free.
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GREEN TEA CARDAMOM BLONDIES with PISTACHIOS
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Simply Sesame w/ Pistachio Morsels & hint of Cardamom
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 tsp. baking soda
1 TBLSP. matcha green tea powder
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 TBLSP. Simply Sesame Pistachio Morsels & hint of Cardamom
2 TBLSP. milk
*1 cup chopped pistachios and
1 TBLSP. matcha green tea powder*(for topping after icing)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray 9x9 baking pan with cooking spray.
1. In large bowl mix together butter and sugars until smooth. Add eggs 1 at a time. Stir in the 1/2 cup Simply Sesame Pistachio Morsels & hint of Cardamom until smooth.
2. Add salt, flour,baking powder, baking soda and matcha green tea. Mix until combined.
3. Spread batter into pan and bake 20-25 mins. Until lightly browned.
Make the Icing:
Cream together cream cheese, 3 TBLSP. Simply Sesame Pistachio Morsels & hint of Cardamom, powdered sugar and milk. Pour over warm blondies. *Top with the 1 cup chopped pistachios and dust with 1 TBLSP. matcha green tea powder.*Cool before cutting into 16 squares.